Team building is a phrase that gets thrown around a lot. And sometimes, just sometimes, they can be more chore than a pleasure.
But in today’s day and age, team building is an industry in and of itself, with diversified and creative options popping up every day!
We’ve put together this guide to team building activities in Madrid because it’s useful for you and your team, and it’s just fun for us!
So whatever your team-building outcomes are, our guide has a style of activity to suit it, so get to it!
1. Build It
We’re kicking off with something hands-on: Build It. It’s an immersive experience where you build something, quite literally.
You’ll be provided with materials such as PVC tubing, wooden buttons, containers, cardboard, paper, wire, string, glue and a host of useful tools to shape them.
The concept is straightforward; you’re split up into groups of 6-8 and are tasked with designing something – anything – and building it. See, simple. The only limit is your imagination, and all you have to do is make something cooler than the other team(s).
And plus, they also provide refreshments, snacks and meal options if you’re interested!
2. Group Friendly Restaurant
Classics are classics for a reason. And what better way to foster team spirit than to go for a great meal together? Especially in Madrid, the capital of one of the worlds greatest cuisines.
To help you traverse the city’s many many restaurants, we’ve put together this guide to the best 10 group-friendly restaurants in Madrid.
We’ve made sure to include restaurants of different styles, sizes and cuisines, so there’s a place for every team.
So if you can’t be bothered stressing, sweating, or working, perhaps a team building where you sit back and relax, eat and drink, is in order?
Do you fancy indulging in snow sports in the Spanish capital all year-round? If yes, because of course, it’s a yes, get you and your team to Snozone, an indoor skiing centre.
You can ski, snowboard, toboggan, snow bike and airboard. You can do it competitively, or just for fun, it’s up to you!
The events here are customisable, so you can plan your day as you like. They also have catering and drinks packages and private seminar rooms for fun presentations.
4. Madrid Cooking Workshop
As we might have mentioned before, Madrid is famous for its fabulous cuisine. It’s a fascinating gastronomical centre, where all of Spain’s regional cuisine come together.
If your team of foodies don’t just want to taste it but learn to master it themselves, then you should check out our guide to the best 7 Spanish cooking classes to try with your team. There’s everything from traditional tapas to contemporary eco-cuisine.
It’s a guide with formal, professional culinary courses for those who take their cooking seriously. And it also has informal, home-style cooking courses for teams that just want to have fun and spend some time together.
5. Team Building Flamenco Dancing
If you’re looking to dive into Andulisian culture, then Exploramás is the perfect team-building activity in Madrid for your team. It’s primarily a dance experience, plain and simple.
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But you don’t just need to dance. You can pick up percussion instruments, play along to the beat, learn how to make Gazpacho or Sangria, do some wine tasting, or even learn how to paint. It’s a complete creative Spanish experience!
Exploramás is designed for groups of anywhere between 20 and 1,000 people. It lasts 2-3 hours, but the physical demand is low.
6. Exit Madrid
Alas, this is our last team-building activity in Madrid. And it’s for those that like drama and problem-solving. It’s Madrid’s premier escape game, Exit Madrid.
They have five unique and original rooms that have been meticulously crafted with intricate plots and set designs: how do you like the sound of Lab 2010, The Art Merchant 1932, Cold War 1976, Death Penalty 1962, and Squad 731 1942.
They have portable escape games, bringing their mysteries, props and fun to you, wherever you are in the city.
And that’s a wrap on our guide to exciting team building activities in Madrid. We hope you’ve found what you’re looking for. Don’t forget. You’re not restricted to one. Your team would love to try them all. We can guarantee it!
And our final bit of advice is this guide to the best areas in Madrid for Hosting events. It’s full of venue tips, transports advice, and the lowdown on the best places to eat and visit.